Murphy Bed/Desk Ross | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 10-07-2010 02:44 PM 8293 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that was completed in July 2010. I’m a little late on posting projects; we’ve been very busy the last few months and couldn’t devote any attention away from building. This is my Ross version with solid raised panel (false) doors on the front. We added a couple bookcases with matching doors and a desk. The customer designed the desk. They supplied the drawings and I took it from there.

The only thing I really had to work out was the transition from the bed bookcase to the desk. Since the upper cabinets were shallower then the bookcase, I had to come up with a way to make the crown intersection work. I decided to add a solid panel. This fixed the problem and gave crown a nice flair around the ¾” panel

One thing to note is the crown on the bed and desk is one piece and fits like a cap

Wood type: Red Oak
Color: Minwax Golden Pecan #245
Finish: Pre-Cat lacquer

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 03:39 PM

Wow this is really nice. want to make me one? ;D

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#2 posted 10-07-2010 03:54 PM

I’m ready! The saws are running… Seriously if you do need me to quote anything let me know.

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#3 posted 10-07-2010 04:05 PM

I like this – what is the finish?

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#4 posted 10-07-2010 04:10 PM

This is a great looking Murphy Bed and desk. I’m in the process of building side shelves (mine doesn’t include a desk). My bed cabinet is built and functional and just need to finish the shelves and trim it out. This is my first attempt at building such a piece so I’m paying particular attention to you trim detail. Very nice!!!

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 05:13 PM

Stan, Make sure to post pictures when you are finished.

The finish is a pre-catalyzed lacquer over a Golden Pecan #245 stain.

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 08:08 PM

Another great job Chris.

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#7 posted 10-08-2010 01:40 AM

Great looking units Chris as always. Thanks for posting.

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 07:29 PM

very nice..looks like a showroom piece

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